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Spring Spruce Up
April 30, 2012, 8:39 pm
Filed under: April 2012

Round Bale Mover with a new coat of paint

                                                    April 30, 2012

      The last day of April is here. Another month has faded away, but spring is in full motion now. The rain is sprucing up the grass and I have been forced inside for much of the day. This painting project got squeezed in before the cloudburst started.

      This two-wheeled piece of home-made machinery, is used to move round bales two at a time. It was made by a friend of mine in Pennsylvania. He is a handy guy. This thing works great. I can use it with horses, tractor or even behind my truck 😮

      I will show it off in action one day soon, but today I just wanted to give the old rusty thing a whole new look. I feel better about it, almost like a new haircut, but without all the itching.

      Spring makes me want to clean up, fix up and straighten up. My dear wife ventures out this time of year now that the temperature is above 50 F. She likes things picked up too … perhaps that is why I like it so much. Hey if I try a little, I can hear the peepers over her gentle urging to put things away.

      I went to the Ohio state plowing match last Saturday. I watched, but did not take horses to plow. Now that I know the layout and logistics, I will plow there next time. It was a fun time, held at Carriage Hill metro park just outside of Dayton.. wonderful place, wonderful folks.

      The plowing grounds were held on a small field at a restored 1880’s homestead. If you get a chance to visit, I urge you to do so. It is a very neat place where period equipment and horses farm in the old ways. It is very well done.

      Lambs and piglets coming soon. The mothers are very ready. The little sow “Piggy-Sue”, is busily making her pen just so … I think she is sprucing everything up too!


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